samba

Definitions of samba
  1. noun
    a lively ballroom dance from Brazil
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    type of:
    ballroom dance, ballroom dancing
    any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
  2. noun
    music composed for dancing the samba
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    type of:
    dance music
    music to dance to
  3. verb
    dance the samba
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    type of:
    dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
    move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
  4. noun
    large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood
    synonyms: Triplochiton scleroxcylon, arere, obeche, obechi
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    type of:
    tree
    a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  5. noun
    a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers
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    type of:
    basket rummy, canasta, meld
    a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
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